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British Oak Conference

‘The British Oak Conference’ Sponsored by Woodland Heritage

at The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, West Sussex

on Friday 19th June 2015

The future of our nation’s iconic Oak is very much at the heart of Woodland Heritage.
We are delighted to have been invited to sponsor this important event at this amazing venue in the heart of the beautiful South Downs.

This one-day conference will focus on the four themes of environment, science, commerce and archaeology with presentations from experts in their respective fields, including the current vital scientific research into Acute Oak Decline, which is being supported by Woodland Heritage.

Here is a link to the conference programme and information for registration;


Download the flyer here.

Please feel free to share this news with others who care about the British Oak, thank you

The Museum’s Wood Show will also take place on 20th and 21st June, link below;



Woodland Heritage Job Opportunity

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in the position of Director Woodland Heritage.

It has been an extremely competitive process, having reviewed well over 200 applications.

The position is now filled and we look forward to the exciting times ahead.

May we also take this opportunity to wish you the very best in your future endeavours.


Woodland Heritage sponsor awards at the Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design

Woodland Heritage is sponsoring awards at the Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design to encourage woodworkers to use British timber and 'add value' to the wood chain, whilst demonstrating design and craftsmanship.
The 'Best use of British Timber' award looks to promote the use of local resources to produce pieces that have added meaning beyond their basic function.   Award details can be found on the event's website here, and for a PDF file download, click here.
The 'Woodland Heritage' award will be presented to the exhibit which best demonstrates Woodland Heritage's aims and objectives, with consideration to 'adding value' to the wood chain by creating beautifully crafted items.   Award details can be found on the event's website here, and for a PDF file download, click here.
The Exhibition runs from 16th August - 25th August 2014 at:

Thirlestaine Long Gallery
Cheltenham College
Bath Road
GL53 7LD

For more information on the event visit www.celebrationofcraftsmanship.com


Journal 2014 is available to download

This 2014 issue is a 'Special Anniversary Edition' celebrating 20 years.

88 pages of topical articles about forestry, woodworking. research and education.

  • Click here to download a copy (5.5 Mb PDF);
  • Our vision: To maximise the economic and environmental value of trees and promote wood as a renewable natural resource.
  • Click here to visit the Journal Downloads page;

Garthwaite Travel Bursaries - Supporting foresters for 20 years

Since 1994 through the inspiration of our late Patron, Peter Garthwaite OBE, we have supported foresters of all ages to travel to many countries to study aspects of forestry, or wood processing outside the UK. Some twenty years on many of these individuals remain in touch and are still putting their experiences to good use. Previous countries include the USA, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, France, Croatia, Ireland, Latvia, Czech Republic, Greece, Denmark, Italy, Austria and Canada.

The Trustees of Woodland Heritage continue to invite applications for bursaries to study an aspect of forestry or wood processing outside the UK.


Applicants must either be forestry practitioners in the UK, or intending to become so after completing a forestry education. Preference will be given to those whose interests are in the production of high quality timber. Applications for support on compulsory tours (e.g. as part of a University group) will not be considered, nor will retrospective applications.


Should be sent to Lewis Scott and should contain details of the proposed travel including costs and a brief (1 page maximum) CV. Applicants should also ask one independent referee to write separately and in confidence to Lewis Scott in support of their application.


Successful applicants will be expected to produce a short article/report with photographs on their travel for publication in the Woodland Heritage Journal and/or website.


Click here to download PDF file for information.


Woodland Heritage are pleased to support Grown in Britain

Woodland Heritage are pleased to support Grown in Britain
Grown in Britain is a movement that aims to:

1. Create a new and stronger market 'pull' for the array of products derived from our forests and woodlands.

2. Develop private sector funding that supports the planting and management of forests and woodlandsthrough funding from corporates as part of their corporate social responsibility

3. Connect together and harness the positive energy and feelings towards our forests andwoodlands that many in our society share to create a strong 'wood culture'. A wood culture that captures personal health and fitness, well-being, community and encouragesuse of more wood and forest products.

Grown in Britain has cross Government support and the potential to make a lasting difference to the forestsand woodlands of Britain.

Grown in Britain can be followed on Twitter @GrowninBritain


Forestry Commission England: England's Woodland Management and Climate Change

These pages provide advice that is specific to England's woodlands and are intended to work alongside the expert advice available from the Great Britain and Forest Research web pages. This resource is intended to support the implementation of the revised 'UK Forestry Standard' and new 'Forest and Climate Change Guidelines'.


Visit http://www.forestry.gov.uk/climatechangeengland for more information.


For further advice about these web pages This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., adviser for woodland creation and resilience, Forestry Commission England.

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